Название: Monty's Highlanders: 51st Highland Division in the Second World War Автор: Patrick Delaforce Издательство: Pen & Sword ISBN: 1844155129 Год: 2006 Формат: EPUB Страниц: 256 Для сайта:gayrussia.ru Размер: 6,6 МБ Язык: Английский
The 51st Highland Division was the most famous infantry division that fought with the British Army in WW2. It was the only infantry division in the armies of the British Empire that accompanied Monty from during Alamein to Berlin. After the 1940 disaster at St Val?ry when many were killed or captured, the re-formed 51st were a superlative division, brilliantly inspired and led. The ‘Highway Decorators’ (after their famous HD cypher) fought with consummate success through North Africa and Tunisia and from Normandy into the heart of Germany. Blooded at Alamein – where they suffered over 2000 casualties – they pursued the Afrika Korps via Tripoli and Tunis fighting fierce battles along the way. They lost 1,500 men helping to liberate Sicily.